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Heartland students learn about 9/11 attacks

BOLLINGER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Most school-aged children don’t remember that tragic day 14 years ago. However, many schools are making it a point to educate students about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

At Meadow Heights School this morning, the principal made a school-wide announcement at 8:46 a.m., the time when the first plane hit the Worlds Trade Center.

He told students what happened on this day in our nation’s history and they paused for a moment of silence.

One a 15-year-old student says it’s simple lessons like this that make the biggest impact and unites everyone, young and old.

“You show cherish every moment with your family because you’d never know if something like that happened. It’s just, I don’t know, it’s just a scary thought,” Mallory Emmett said. “We are all Americans. We are practically a giant family.”

Emmett also asked her teachers where they were on this day 14 years ago.

Teachers say they shared their own memories about 9/11 with their classes.

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